Commentary on the Johannine prologue: Hildegard of Bingen

Barbara Newman*

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This article is a translation of Hildegard's commentary on the Johannine prologue, taken from her Book of Divine Works, with an introduction emphasizing the themes of the divine image and the holiness of the human body as an analogue of both the cosmos and the creative power of God. The note introducing the translation comments on Hildegard's prophetic, pictorial style and explains why her highly gendered thought cannot be rendered in contemporary gender-neutral language.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)16-33
Number of pages18
JournalTheology Today
Issue number1
StatePublished - Apr 2003

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Religious studies


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